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SOCIONICAL (Complex Socio-Technical System in Ambient Intelligence)

FP7 ICT Call-3, FET proactive / Goal 8.4: Science of complex systems for socially intelligent ICT

Summary: The focus of the project is not on developing realistic applications but on complexity science modelling methods and tools for socio-technical systems. However modelling requires scenarios to be used as case studies. Such scenarios need to be realistic for two reasons.

First, without realistic scenarios it is impossible to assess the quality of our methods, tools and most of all approaches to prediction and predictability. Second, it is only with realistic scenarios that the project can result in useful recommendation and guidelines for policy makers and industrial decision makers.

Our definition of ‘realistic’ does not imply a restriction to systems that are currently really deployed or even likely to be deployed soon on a large scale in the specific case studies. While the initial iteration of the investigation will start with such systems, overall the project will focus on ambient-intelligence (AmI) based socio-technical scenarios that

  • Are large and complex enough to display properties and phenomena interesting from the complexity science point of view,
  • Are based on components and technologies currently demonstrated in the lab,
  • Provide functionality that would be useful from the point of view of the specific case studies under investigation.

In particular, we consider two specific case studies,

  1. A transportation scenario, and
  2. A disaster/emergency scenario.

Research Area: ICT-2007.8.4 Science of complex systems for socially intelligent ICT

Partners: University of Passau (Coordinator), Beacon Tech Ltd., London School of Economics, ETH Zurich, University of Amsterdam, AGH UST, University of Würzburg, Fraunhofer FIT, SICE, SmartCare Srl, TU München, University of Halle-Wittenberg, CPD

Status: started February 1st, 2009

Homepage: http://socionical.eu/

Funding: EU FP7 ICT Call-3, FET proactive

Duration: 2009 - 2013

Publications:
A. Riener, M. Fullerton, C. Maag, K. Zia, C. Mark, C. Beltran Ruiz, J. Minguez Rubio
Modular simulation-based physical and emotional assessment of ambient intelligence in traffic
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Editors: Ellen Bass, IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 286-292, 7 pages, ISSN: 2168-2291, DOI: 10.1109/THMS.2014.2302389, March 2014.
Technical Correspondence
Enhancing Future Mass ICT with Social Capabilities
Co-evolution of Intelligent Socio-technical Systems, Editors: Mitleton-Kelly, Evangelia, Springer, pp. 141-184, 43 pages, ISBN: 978-3-642-36613-0, May 2013.
City Scale Evacuation Simulation: A High-Performance Multi-Agent Simulation Framework
Co-evolution of Intelligent Socio-technical Systems, Editors: Mitleton-Kelly, Evangelia, Springer, 44 pages, ISBN: 978-3-642-36613-0, May 2013.
An Agent-Based Parallel Geo-Simulation of Urban Mobility during City-scale Evacuation
Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation, SAGE, May 2013.
A. Riener, K. Zia, A. Ferscha, C. Beltran Ruiz, J. Minguez Rubio
Traffic flow harmonization in expressway merging
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (PUC), Springer, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 519-532, 14 pages, ISSN: 1617-4909, DOI: 10.1007/s00779-012-0505-6, March 2013.
K. Farrahi, D. Gatica-Perez
A Probabilistic Approach to Mining Mobile Phone Data Sequences
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, January 2013.
A. Madan, M. Cebrian, S. Moturu, K. Farrahi, A. Pentland
Sensing the Health State of a Community
IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 36-44, December 2012.
M. Jeon, A. Riener, J. Lee, J. Schuett, B. Walker
Cross-Cultural Differences in the Use of In-vehicle Technologies and Vehicle Area Network Services: Austria, USA, and South Korea
4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'12), October 17-19, Portsmouth, NH, USA, ACM, 8 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1751-1, October 2012.
"FaceLight" - Potentials and Drawbacks of Thermal Imaging to Infer Driver Stress
4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'12), October 17-19, Portsmouth, NH, USA, ACM, 8 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1751-1, October 2012.
A. Riener*, M. Jeon, A. Dey, A. Gaggioli
Workshop "The Social Car - Socially Inspired Car2X Interaction"
4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'12), October 17-19, Portsmouth, NH, USA, ACM, pp. 8, 2012., October 2012.
Workshop organizers.
Driver-vehicle confluence or How to control your car in future?
4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'12), October 17-19, Portsmouth, NH, USA, ACM, 8 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1751-1, October 2012.
G. Stevenson, A. Riener*, A. Ferscha
"TactiGlove" - A Guidance System to Effectively find Hidden Spots in 3D Space
4th International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE'12), October 10?12, 2012 Seattle, Washington, US, Springer LNCIST, 20 pages, October 2012.
A. Riener*, H. Hartl
"Personal Radar": A Self-governed Support System to Enhance Environmental Perception
Proceedings of the BCS HCI 2012 People & Computers XXVI, September 12-14, 2012, Birmingham, UK, BCS, Swinton, UK, UK, pp. 147-156, 10 pages, September 2012.
A. Riener*, M. Jeon, P. Chalfoun, M. Reiner
Workshop "Effects of subliminal perception in Ubiquitous Computing Environments"
14th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP 2012), September 8, 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, September 2012.
Workshop organizers.
A New Opportunity to Urban Evacuation Analysis: Very Large Scale Simulations of Social Agent Systems in Repast HPC
26th ACM/IEEE/SCS Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS 2012), Zhangjiajie, China -- July 15-19, 2012., July 2012.
Socio-Technical Network Analysis from Wearable Interactions
International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), June 2012.
K. Farrahi, D. Gatica-Perez
Extracting Mobile Behavioral Patterns with the Distant N-Gram Topic Model
International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), June 2012.
Best paper nominee.
Gestural Interaction in Vehicular Applications
Computer, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 42-47, ISSN: 0018-9162, DOI: 10.1109/MC.2012.108, April 2012.
A. Sharpanskykh, K. Zia
Emotional Decision Making in Large Crowds
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS'12, Springer Verlag, 10 pages, March 2012.
Subliminal Persuasion and Its Potential for Driver Behavior Adaptation
Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Editors: M.A. Sotelo Vazquez, IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 71-80, ISSN: 1524-9050, DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2011.2178838, March 2012.
Chapter 7: Sitting Postures & Electrocardiograms: A Method for Continuous and Unobtrusive Driver Authentication
Continuous Authentication based on Biometrics: Data, Models, and Metrics, Editors: Issa Traore and Ahmed Awad E. Ahmed, IGI Global, 701 E. Chocolate Ave. Hershey, PA 17033, USA, pp. 137-168, ISBN: 978-1-61350-129-0, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-129-0.ch007, September 2011.
Comparing Parallel Simulation of Social Agents using Cilk and OpenCL
15th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2011), Salford, UK, IEEE CS Press, 10 pages, September 2011.
K. Zia, A. Riener*, A. Ferscha, A. Sharpanskykh
Evacuation Simulation based on Cognitive Decision making model in a Socio-Technical System
15th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2011), Salford, UK, IEEE CS Press, 10 pages, September 2011.
A. Ferscha, K. Zia, A. Riener, A. Sharpanskykh
Potential of Social Modelling in Socio-Technical Systems
The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition (FET11), 4-6 May, Budapest, Hungary, Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier, Vol. 7, pp. 235-237, May 2011.
A. Sharpanskykh, K. Zia
Grouping behaviour in AmI-enabled crowd evacuation
Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, ISAmI'10, Springer Verlag, April 2011.
Assessment of Simulator Fidelity and Validity in Simulator and On-the-road Studies
International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, Editors: Constantin Paleologu, Vol. 3, No. 3-4, pp. 110-124, ISSN: 1942-261x, February 2011.
A. Ferscha, A. Szczepanski, K. Saeed
A New Method for ECG Signal Feature Extraction
Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010, pp. 334-341, December 2010.
Reduction of Driver Stress Using AmI Technology While Driving in Motorway Merging Sections
First International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI-10), November 10-12, 2010, Malaga, Spain, Editors: B. de Ruyter et al., Springer-Verlag, LNCS, Berlin Heidelberg, No. 6439, pp. 127-137, ISBN: 978-3-642-16916-8, November 2010.
A. Riener*, A. Ferscha, P. Frech, M. Hackl, M. Kaltenberger
Subliminal vibro-tactile based notification of CO2 economy while driving
2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications AutomotiveUI 2010), November 11-12, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, ACM, pp. 92-101, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0437-5, November 2010.
Challenges of subliminal information displays in the car-context
2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 11-12, Editors: A. Kun, S. Boll, Adjunct proceedings, November 2010.
Poster paper
K. Zia, A. Ferscha, A. Riener*, M. Wirz, D. Roggen, K. Kloch, P. Lukowicz
Scenario Based Modeling for Very Large Scale Simulations
14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2010), Fairfax, VA USA., IEEE Computer Society Press, 8 pages, October 2010.
A. Riener*, K. Zia, A. Ferscha, C. Beltran Ruiz, J. Minguez Rubio
AmI technology helps to sustain speed while merging – A data driven simulation study on Madrid motorway ring M30
14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2010), Fairfax, VA USA, IEEE Computer Society Press, 10 pages, October 2010.
LifeBelt: Crowd Evacuation Based on Vibro-Tactile Guidance
IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 33-42, October 2010.
K. Zia, A. Ferscha, A. Riener, M. Wirz, D. Roggen, K. Kloch, P. Lukowicz
Pervasive Computing in the Large: The SOCIONICAL Approach
Adjunct Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Pervasive Computing, Helsinki, Finland, May 2010., 6 pages, May 2010.
Simulating On-the-road Behavior Using Driving Simulators
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2010), February 10-16, 2010, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Awarded with a best paper award, see
Self-organized Evacuation Based on LifeBelt
Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop, IWSOS 2009, Zurich, Switzerland, December, 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, December 2009.
K. Zia, S. Madani, A. Ferscha
Self-Organized Togetherness in a Crowd Group
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2009), ACM Publications, December 2009.
Effect of Proactive Braking on Traffic Flow and Road Throughput
13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2009), October 25-28, Singapore, IEEE Computer Society Press, 8 pages, October 2009.
On the Efficiency of LifeBelt based Crowd Evacuation
13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2009), October 25-28, Singapore, IEEE Computer Society Press, 8 pages, October 2009.
A Simulation Study of Exit Choice based on Effective Throughput of an Exit Area in a Multi-Exit Evacuation Situation
13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2009), October 25-28, Singapore, IEEE Computer Society Press, 8 pages, October 2009.
A. Riener, M. Straub, A. Ferscha
Time-lag as Limiting Factor for Indoor Walking Navigation
4th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC 2009), University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, Editors: P. Barnaghi et al., Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, LNCS 5741/2009, pp. 24-37, ISBN: 978-3-642-04470-0, ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online), September 2009.
Heart on the road: HRV analysis for monitoring a driver's affective state
First International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2009), September 21-22, Essen, Germany, ACM Digital Library, 8 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60558-571-0, September 2009.
LifeBelt: Silent Directional Guidance for Crowd Evacuation
Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC'09), Sept 4-7 2009, Linz, Austria, IEEE Computer Society Press, September 2009.
M. Straub, A. Riener, A. Ferscha
Route Guidance with a Vibro-tactile Waist Belt
Poster/Demo at the 4th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC 2009), University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, Editors: Editors: P. Barnaghi et al., Adjunct Proceedings, 3 pages, September 2009.
A. Riener, M. Straub, A. Ferscha
Tactograms for Vibro-tactile Route Guiding
Advances in Wearable Computing 2009, Adjunct Proceedings of 13th International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC'09), Demo/Poster abstract, books@ocg.at, Editors: Alois Ferscha, Gabriele Kotsis, Daniel Roggen, Lucy Dunne, Rene Mayrhofer, Antonio Krüger, Horst Hörtner, Sabine Seymour, Christa Sommerer, Andreas Riener, Austrian Computer Society (OCG), Vol. 248, 1 pages, ISBN: 978-3-85403-248-9, September 2009.
Reaction Time Differences in Real and Simulated Driving
First International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2009), September 21-22, Essen, Germany, Poster abstract, Adjunct Proceedings, 1 pages, September 2009.
M. Straub, A. Riener, A. Ferscha
Distance Encoding in Vibro-tactile Guidance Cues
Poster at the 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2009), IEEE XPlore, July 13-16 2009, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2 pages, ISBN: 978-963-9799-59-2, July 2009.
Pervasive Adaptation in Car Crowds
First International Workshop on User-Centric Pervasive Adaptation (UCPA) at MOBILWARE 2009, Berlin, Germany, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST), Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, 6 pages, April 2009.